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A deeper level of golf: conversations and stories about golf course design, professional golf, and more from the team behind TheFriedEgg.com

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A deeper level of golf: conversations and stories about golf course design, professional golf, and more from the team behind TheFriedEgg.com

    On-the-Ground Insights from Pinehurst and a 2014 U.S. Open Rewind

    On-the-Ground Insights from Pinehurst and a 2014 U.S. Open Rewind

    Garrett brings on Joseph, who is covering this week's U.S. Open on site at Pinehurst No. 2, to discuss Joseph's early impressions of the course, including his sense of its difficulty and firmness level. In the second half of the pod, Garrett and Joseph discuss takeaways from their recent rewatch of the 2014 U.S. Open at No. 2, which Martin Kaymer won in an eight-stroke runaway. They finish up with some thoughts on which players might perform well this week.

    • 48 min
    Five Things About the 2024 U.S. Open with Shane Bacon

    Five Things About the 2024 U.S. Open with Shane Bacon

    Shane Bacon joins Andy Johnson to preview the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. The two dive into the biggest storylines going into the tournament, including Scottie Scheffler's dominant form, Jon Rahm's injuries, and how the venerable course will fare against today's best players.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    A Preview of Pinehurst No. 2

    A Preview of Pinehurst No. 2

    Andy and Garrett convene to discuss the venue of next week's 2024 U.S. Open, the great Pinehurst No. 2. They touch on the skill sets that the course emphasizes, the short-game challenges it poses, the best aspects of Donald Ross's design and Coore & Crenshaw's 2011 renovation, and a few of the most interesting holes.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Billy Horschel on Course Setups, Modern Equipment, and Global Golf

    Billy Horschel on Course Setups, Modern Equipment, and Global Golf

    2014 FedEx Cup champion and former PGA Tour Player Advisory Council member Billy Horschel joins the podcast for a wide-ranging conversation on hot-button topics in the world of professional golf. Andy and Joseph kick off the podcast with what they are IN and OUT on this week, including major championship venue selection and coordination across tours. Then Horschel joins to lend his perspective on his career, modern equipment, the prospect of a world tour, negotiations with the Saudi PIF, his West Ham fandom, and more. The episode closes with Recommendations from Andy and Joseph.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    The History of Pinehurst No. 2 (Great Courses 6)

    The History of Pinehurst No. 2 (Great Courses 6)

    For the sixth installment of our Great Courses series, historian Lee Pace joins Garrett for a deep dive into the history of the Pinehurst Resort and Donald Ross's Pinehurst No. 2 golf course. Lee and Garrett discuss the origins of James Walker Tufts's retreat in the unpromising environs of the North Carolina Sandhills, how golf was introduced to Pinehurst, and Ross's influence on the development of several excellent courses at the resort. They also detail the evolution of the No. 2 course's architecture, from its earliest iteration in 1907, to the introduction of Bermudagrass greens in the mid-1930s, to Coore & Crenshaw's restoration in the early 2010s. Lee and Garrett finish with descriptions of a few of No. 2's key holes.
    Check out Lee Pace's 2012 account The Golden Age of Pinehurst as well as his most recent book Good Walks.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Preview of the 2024 U.S. Women's Open

    A Preview of the 2024 U.S. Women's Open

    Gabby Herzig (@GabbyHerzig) of The Athletic joins Garrett and Joseph to discuss the 2024 U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster Country Club. First, Garrett and Joseph kick off the episode with what they are IN and OUT on in the world of professional golf. Then Gabby joins to discuss Lexi Thompson's retirement announcement and how her career will be remembered. The three of them then discuss other major storylines for this year's USWO, including Nelly Korda's prospects of winning her third major championship. The episode closes with Recommendations.

    • 54 min

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